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Kentucky Derby trainer injured in car accident

Many Kentucky residents may have enjoyed the thrill of the recent Kentucky Derby horse race, whether they watched it on television or attended the race in person. Unfortunately, however, the excitement did not end at the conclusion of the race for one trainer who was involved in a car accident that evening.

The accident occurred when the trainer, whose horse, Brody’s Cause, finished in seventh place in the famous Kentucky Derby, was driving with friends to a Veterans of Foreign Wars post following the race. After leaving the racetrack at approximately 9 p.m., the auto accident happened at approximately 10 p.m. On Southern Parkway in Louisville, another driver driving an SUV ran a stop sign and crashed into the trainer’s vehicle, which was traveling southbound. The collision sent the trainer’s vehicle into traffic, at which point a truck T-boned the trainer’s vehicle on the right side. The car was crushed in the accident.

Though the trainer and the four passengers’ injuries were not life-threatening, they were serious enough for treatment at a local hospital, and included cracked ribs, a fractured vertebra and a broken pelvis. These injuries may lead to significant medical expenses, as well as necessitate rehabilitation or therapy.

It only takes a distracted driver, such as the one who neglected to stop at the stop sign and caused this accident, for a catastrophic accident to occur. Fortunately, the trainer’s injuries, and those of his friends, were not life-threatening, but nonetheless, surely an accident was not what they expected to transpire that evening. The driver and injured passengers may decide that they wish to pursue legal action against the driver who ran the stop sign.

Source: Courier-Journal.com, “Romans injured in car accident after Derby,” Jonathan Lintner, May 9, 2016

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